The Terps had a huge weekend of hockey, winning huge over Millersville 10-3, and falling in a shootout to Delaware 2-1.
The Terps headed into Herbert Wells Ice Rink with a full head of steam. After a scoreless first, the Terps came out flying in the second, scoring four goals in the second. Dom Cuomo opened up the scoring first, followed by a beautiful backhander by Mike Mutryn. Avery Clair found the net off of a wrist shot, and Adam Altieri added the fourth. The Terps marched on in the third, adding another six goals. All in all, 15 Terps recorded a point, lead by Altieri’s five points, and Bradley Gratton added his first goal of the season. It was the Terps’ largest offensive output of the season.
“Every so often things just fall into place and they happen,” Head Coach Bill Krampf said. “We put a lot of pucks on net in good places and they went in the net. The team played a complete game starting with good defense, which allowed us to transition and get some opportunities.”
The Delaware game was a little bit different. Goaltender Tanner McPhee posted a phenomenal .943 save percentage, and Altieri added Maryland’s lone goal. The Terps ultimately fell in the shootout.
“We needed those two points,” Krampf said. “But so did Delaware. In the end, they got them in a shootout. We controlled the first, they controlled the second. One goal for each in the periods we controlled. Little things can kill you and on their goal, we were slow on coverage on their point man, and didn’t execute a basic shot block technique that lead to a deflection in front that our keeper had no chance on. In the third, we had three point blank opportunities and couldn’t cash in. With about 15 seconds to go in overtime we had a two-on-one and couldn’t cash in. If we hit those, we don’t need to sweat a shootout. We now put ourselves in a position where we need help to make the MACH playoffs.”
The Terps now hold 19th place in the Southeast Division with 17 points. The Terps hockey team goes on a short Thanksgiving break, and return December 6th against Georgetown, who sits in 22nd place in the Southeast.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!